War of Nytefall: Eradication is the 4th book of this series. Not much more of a lead in to that for this post. Mostly because everyone has their own opinion on writing and reading the middle volumes of a series. The first has all of the introductions of characters and world, so there’s a sense of all new there. The finale has a sense of closure, so you go for the emotional beats to bring it to the end. Between those volumes, you need to keep the series moving in a wave-like pattern with rises and falls that will carry the audience from one book to the other. You need both closure and cliffhangers in order to make things work. Not an easy task, but maybe we can help each other out.
- How do you tackle the middle of a series as either a writer and/or a reader?
- What is one ‘DO’ that you would give to someone writing a middle volume of a series?
- What is one ‘DO NOT’ that you give them?